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Wright, High Point host Valpo

December 17, 2019 GMT

Valparaiso (6-5) vs. High Point (2-8)

Millis Center, High Point, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Javon Freeman-Liberty and Valparaiso will battle John-Michael Wright and High Point. The sophomore Freeman-Liberty has scored 29 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 21.6 over his last five games. Wright, a freshman, is averaging 12 points over the last five games.

SUPER SENIORS: Valparaiso’s Freeman-Liberty, Nick Robinson and John Kiser have combined to account for 49 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 44 percent of all Crusaders points over the last five games.

FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Freeman-Liberty has accounted for 41 percent of all Valparaiso field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 24 field goals and 11 assists in those games.

WINLESS WHEN: High Point is 0-6 this year when it scores 64 points or fewer and 2-2 when it scores at least 65.

ASSIST RATIOS: The Crusaders have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Panthers. High Point has an assist on 38 of 67 field goals (56.7 percent) across its past three outings while Valparaiso has assists on 55 of 85 field goals (64.7 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: High Point has attempted the second-most free throws among all Big South teams. The Panthers have averaged 21.7 foul shots per game this season and 27.6 per game over their last five games.

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